5 Seahawks players Steelers must trade for after Wilson deal
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should trade for Metcalf
D.K. Metcalf has been some sort of an enigma since entering the league after posting one of the best pre-draft workouts in a long time. He set the league on fire during his rookie and second season. His rare combination of straight-line speed and size made him almost uncoverable. While he wasn’t always been on fire last season, he has still found a way to succeed when on the field. Entering the last year of his rookie contract, Metcalf likely wants one more great season before entering free agency.
He isn’t likely to get that with the Seahawks now, as Drew Lock or whoever is throwing the ball will not be as good as Wilson was. This may be less the Seahawks wanting to trade Metcalf and more the player wanting out of a rebuild to maximize his value. There are plenty of suitors that would want the dynamic deep threat if he became available.
The Steelers are lacking a true deep threat, and Metcalf could easily fill that void. As well, the idea of a receiving group featuring both he and Chase Claypool would be daunting. Metcalf would be on the more expensive side of a trade though. A good day-two pick would likely get the deal done plus some other swapping of mid-round picks. It would be pricy, but landing Metcalf would be a huge boost for this offense.